Family Hubs are a welcoming place that you and your family can go to if you need information, advice or help. They also offer activities and social opportunities where you can meet other families.

Family Hubs provide a range of services for babies, children, young people and their families, such as stay and play sessions, health visiting and midwifery appointments, parenting programmes and information sessions on topics such as healthy eating, managing your money and looking after your mental health. 

Family Hubs are buildings located within communities across the Dorset Council area. We are also developing an online Family Hub, which will allow families to access information and help from any place at any time. 

Services provided

Lots of different services make up a Family Hub. They provide a wide range of help and support.

Find what help is available. You can drop in to your local Family Hub or children's centre, or access information online. 

Find out about help available for children and young people (from birth to 25) who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This is called the Local Offer.

Search for activities and support on our Family Information Directory.

Using a Family Hub

Family Hubs are for all families living in Dorset Council area. They provide information and services for families with children from conception to age 18. This is up to age 25 for children and young people with SEND. 

We all need information or support from time to time, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to go or who to ask. 

Family Hubs bring together workers from Dorset Council, Health Services, and Voluntary and Community Organisations in one place. This helps to make sure you get the right support when you need it. 

Find your nearest Family Hub

This service is rolling out gradually. If you can't find a Family Hub near you, find your nearest children's centre.

A family walking through countryside

Information and services available at The Centre Family Hub.
an older lady and a young child at Wimborne model village

Information and services available at Leigh Park Family Hub.
Colmers Hill Bridport

Information and services available at Bridport Family Hub.
Wareham Quay

Information and services available at the Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation Family Hub.

Information and services available at The Centre in Swanage.